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 2022-09-19 20:49 

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Abbott Elementary's Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lisa Ann Walter Reveal Advice They Would Give Their Younger Selves...

'Pay attention because these are some of the biggest, most difficult, most hard-earned lessons you will ever have to learn,' Ralph told The Root....

 2022-09-19 20:13 

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Fall TV Preview: 5 New Shows Worth Watching, 1 Returning Favorite You Can't Miss...

Abbott Elementary, The Rookie: Feds and From Scratch lead our fall TV preview....

 2022-09-19 19:45 

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UNC-Chapel Hill Accused of Racial Discrimination Again Following The 1619 Project Chaos...

The student alleges she was belittled, scolded and pushed out of her Ph.D program....

 2022-09-19 19:35 

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Why Do Fans of The Cleveland Browns Think Rape Jokes Are Funny?...

A mannequin with an erection in a parking lot? Absolute trash....

 2022-09-19 19:10 

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The Real Black Billionaire Club: Crazy Rich Nigerians...

Move over Rihanna and Steph Curry, this diverse West African country has its fair share of crazy Rich Black people...

 2022-09-19 19:03 

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You Must Know These Things About Book Bans...

This Banned Books Week, we look at who is trying to censor the books we read and why...

 2022-09-19 18:55 

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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's Educational Changes Unfairly Targets Transgender Students...

The Virginia Governor's administration looks to undo the protections former Gov. Ralph Northam set forth....

 2022-09-19 18:40 

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Stepdad of Racially Harassed Student Has Parental Rights Despite School District's "Biological Father" Claim [Update]...

The superintendent said the girl's mother must give her stepfather legal permission to correspond about the bullying allegations....

 2022-09-19 17:16 

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50 Cent Terminates His Partnership With STARZ...

'STARZ deal done, we had nothing but success so no hard feelings,' Fif said in an Instagram post over the weekend....

 2022-09-19 16:08 

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Lamar Jackson's Price Tag Goes Up With Every Ravens Game He Plays...

Despite the second-half meltdown against the Miami Dolphins, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback keeps setting records....

 2022-09-19 16:06 

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Sheryl Lee Ralph Receives her Emmy-Winning Flowers From Beyonc, Kid Cudi...

The Abbott Elementary star is still basking in her Emmy-winning glow, with praise and recognition coming from popular artists....

 2022-09-19 15:20 

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The Woman King Reigns Supreme With $19M Debut at the Box Office...

The film stars Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim and John Boyega....

 2022-09-19 15:18 

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Las Vegas Aces Win 1st WNBA Championship, Chelsea Gray Named Finals MVP...

The Las Vegas Aces defeat the Connecticut Sun 78-71, to win the WNBA Finals 3-1....

 2022-09-19 14:35 

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Kanye West Says He Never Reads Books and Compares It to Eating Vegetables...

During an episode of the Alo Mind Full Podcast, the Chicago rapper admits to not reading books...

 2022-09-19 14:20 

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Memphis Bakery Where Rapper Was Killed Returns With Crowds...

Makeda's Homemade Cookies closed in November after Young Dolph was slain at its flagship location....

 2022-09-19 14:16 

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Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Makes Fun of Jackson As Water Crisis Continues...

The Mississippi Governor said,...

 2022-09-19 14:10 

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"Qualified Immunity" Saves Another Cop (who Killed a Black person) from Accountability...

The federal suit alleged the officer violated the constitutional rights of the teenager....

 2022-09-19 10:00 

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Cheat Sheet: Are Black Folks Really Vaccine Hesitant?...

The idea that Black people don't get vaccinated is actually a myth....

 2022-09-18 15:32 

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Dijmon Hounsou Kicks Off New Initiative to Help Descendants of Africa Trace Back Their Roots...

"If you don't know where you come from, you sure don't know who you are."...

 2022-09-18 15:25 

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USC Annenberg Launches Media Studies Lab to Preserve and Promote Black Social Changemakers...

The Charlotta Bass Lab will be the first of its kind on the University of Southern California campus....

 2022-09-18 15:16 

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'Sweetie Pie' Star Tim Norman Found Guilty on Murder for Hire Charges in The Case of His Nephew's Death...

Maybe there will be work for him in the prison kitchen?...

 2022-09-18 15:08 

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Oklahoma Inmate Found Dead After Suing County for Being Tortured With "Baby Shark" on Repeat...

Truth of the matter is, something in these waters seems way too murky....

 2022-09-18 11:00 

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Abbott Elementary, Andor, Sidney Poitier & More On TV This Week...

Abbott Elementary, Andor, Sidney Poitier & More On TV This Week...

 2022-09-18 10:00 

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Sabrina Greenlee, Acid Attack Survivor, Said She'd Go Through Her Pain All Over Again to Save Lives...

Greenlee spoke about overcoming depression and learning to forgive her attackers....

 2022-09-17 15:59 

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CEO Sheila Johnson Purchases D.C. Hotel for $140 Million...

The multi-million-dollar deal is the latest high profile hotel acquisition in the area....

 2022-09-17 15:45 

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Is This Your King? The Root Salutes Black Male Royalty...

Here are some Black kings who will always reign in our hearts....

 2022-09-17 15:06 

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Black Man in Oakland Handcuffed After Being Accused of Stealing His Own Truck...
 2022-09-17 12:00 

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Courtney B. Vance Shares How Therapy Helped Him Cope With Losing His Father...
 2022-09-17 11:00 

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Small Town Horror: The Story of A "Solved" Unsolved Murder...

Kendrick Johnson was found dead in 2013, rolled upside down in a wrestling mat. His death was ruled a "weird accident."...

 2022-09-17 10:00 

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Misty Copeland On Unsung Heroes and Her New Foundation...

American Ballet Theatre's Principal Dancer, Misty Copeland, spoke at The Root Institute about her new foundation and the Black ballet dancers who inspired her....

 2022-09-16 22:00 

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Misty Copeland on Being Discovered...

American Ballet Theatre's Principal Dancer, Misty Copeland, spoke at The Root Institute about her beginnings in ballet....

 2022-09-16 20:55 

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Boycotting Adidas in the Name of Kanye West Is Misguided...

Why are some of us pretending this is some kind of civil rights issue?...

 2022-09-16 20:40 

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Here's the Real Conversation We Should Be Having About Violence in Hip-Hop...

Yes, there are systemic reasons, but Black men killing each other needs to end. And it's on us to do something about it....

 2022-09-16 20:24 

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By Sending Migrants North, DeSantis & Abbott Are Wannabe George Wallaces...

The two governors may seem like cartoon villains, but they're actually something far more insidious....

 2022-09-16 20:02 

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Trevor Noah Hilariously Claps Back at Racist Trolls for Coming After Halle Bailey in New Little Mermaid Film...

'Really, people—we're doing this again?,' Noah asked....

 2022-09-16 20:00 

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Lindsey Graham's Proposed National Abortion Ban is a Warning Shot...

Experts agree Graham's bill isn't likely to pass this year, but we still need to take the threat of a national abortion ban seriously....

 2022-09-16 19:14 

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Is Kanye West's New Donda Academy Too Cool for School?...

The new private school has been mostly shrouded in mystery since pictures of students attending started floating around online last month....

 2022-09-16 19:10 

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The Evolution of Halle Bailey...

The Disney princess-to-be and half of the singing duo, Chloe X Halle, is a rising star in Hollywood....

 2022-09-16 19:07 

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Misty Copeland On How Mariah Carey's Music Made Her A Dancer...

American Ballet Theatre's Principal Dancer, Misty Copeland, spoke at The Root Institute about how music made her a dancer....

 2022-09-16 18:55 

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Keke Palmer Is On Board With Fans Casting Her as Rogue in the MCU's X-Men...

The Nope star responded positively to a fan suggestion that she should be the new Rogue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe....

 2022-09-16 18:53 

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Sketchy "Patriotic" Texan Version of the 1619 Project Gets Approved...

Gov. Greg Abbott signed off on the 1836 Project, a watered-down look at the Texas Revolution that will be included in a new pamphlet....

 2022-09-16 18:30 

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Cali School District Refuses to Discuss Racial Bullying with a Student's Stepdad Because He's Not Her Biological Father...

The superintendent said the girl's mother must give her stepfather legal permission to correspond about the bullying allegations....

 2022-09-16 17:55 

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15 Beloved Black Banned Books You Must Read Now [UPDATED]...

This month we celebrate banned books, so we picked black books beloved by readers everywhere, but they're also heavily targeted by conservatives...

 2022-09-16 17:01 

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PayPal Threatens To End Sponsorship if Robert Sarver Stays As Suns Owner...

The jersey patch partner of the Phoenix Suns, PayPal, said they won't return as the team's sponsor if owner Robert Sarver returns as majority owner of the team....

 2022-09-16 16:20 

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Why Is Kyrie Irving Sharing An Alex Jones Conspiracy Video?...

The Brooklyn Nets guard shared a 2002 Infowars video where Jones spoke about secret societies and the New World Order...

 2022-09-16 16:03 

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Alyssa Thomas Saves Connecticut's Season, Drops Triple-Double in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals...

The Sun stay alive in the WNBA Finals with 105-76 victory over the Las Vegas Aces....

 2022-09-16 15:30 

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Black Teen Ordered to Pay Her Rapist's Estate Receives $150K in Donations [Update]...

The bill created to protect trafficking victims in cases like this did not get passed in the state....

 2022-09-16 15:13 

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George Floyd's Posthumous Pardon Bid Denied By Texas Parole Board...

The Texas State Board of Pardons and Paroles had previously voted to give George Floyd a full pardon for a 2004 drug conviction....

 2022-09-16 14:38 

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State Official Gets Caught Sending Racist Meme Mocking Black and Mexican People...

The image was sent on the official's government account....

 2022-09-16 14:06 

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Beyonc Inducted Into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame...

With this feat, she now joins the ranks with other music artists and influential figures such as Simone Biles, BTS and Billie Eilish....

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